If you understood everything I say, you’d be me!
Stop before you’re done.
The thing to judge in any jazz artist is, does the man project and does he have ideas.
When you’re creating your own shit, even the sky ain’t the limit.
Music and life are all about style.
I don’t care if a dude is purple with green breath as long as he can swing.
If you’re trying to be hip, be hip!
I never thought Jazz was meant to be a museum piece like other dead things once considered artistic.
In Europe, they like everything you do. The mistakes and everything. Thats a little bit too much.
Jazz is the big brother of Revolution. Revolution follows it around.
Don’t play what’s there, play what’s not there.
I can tell whether a person can play just by the way he stands.
For me, music and life are all about style
Nothing is out of the question for me. Im always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up in the morning and see the light
Then Im grateful.
To keep creating you have to be about change.
Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.
You should never be comfortable, man. Being comfortable fouled up a lot of musicians.
So What or Kind of Blue were done in that era, the right hour, the right day. It’s over; it’s on the record.
It’s not the notes you play, it’s the notes you don’t play.
Always look ahead, but never look back.
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